Port of Antwerp announced that from 1st January 2021, will start the releasing of the containers through a digital, secure and integrated solution known as Certified Pick up (CPu).
According to the port, CPu will enhance the development of a digitally secured port, as it will replace the current system of PIN codes.
"This new way of working will guarantee a secure, transparent and optimised release process for incoming containers, which will then leave the port by rail, barge or truck."
...as Port of Antwerp noted.
What is more, CPu is a central data platform which connects all stakeholders involved in the container import process.
In fact, the platform receives and processes container information to generate an encrypted digital key, with which the eventual carrier can pick up the container. This digital key is only created when the final carrier is known. The time between the creation of the digital key and the collection of the container is therefore minimal.
"This is a story of co-creation with the aim of marketing the port of Antwerp even better as a high-performance digital port. We set up a port-wide consultation structure, which monitors the project and adjusts it if necessary."
..Port of Antwerp CEO Jacques Vandermeiren concluded.